News, but not the serious kind
Luncheon is served in the taffy-teria…
Blog Guy, I see the foreign ministers from the G8 nations just met up in Canada. I guess with the world situation, they had lots to talk about, right?
Probably, but they didn’t get a chance to communicate much.
No? Why not?
Because their Canadian hosts served taffy. Maple taffy. After a few bites their teeth were gooey and sticking shut, and they could barely mumble.
By mid-afternoon, fillings were coming loose and unfilled cavities were throbbing. Our own Secretary of State Hillary Clinton couldn’t even get the stick out of her mouth.
Most of the foreign ministers wound up in Canadian dental chairs.
That’s a rotten shame! So they went home empty-handed?
Of course not. They still got to keep their free blue jackets and the official photo.
Top: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton eats maple taffy during the G8 foreign ministers’ meeting in Gatineau, Quebec, March 30, 2010.
Middle left: Germany’s Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle eats maple taffy.
Middle right: Canada’s Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon eats maple taffy.
Bottom: (L-R) Japan’s Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada, Britain’s Foreign Secretary David Miliband, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, France’s Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, Canada’s Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Germany’s Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, Italy’s Foreign Minister Franco Frattini and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Catherine Ashton pose for an official photo.
REUTERS photos by Chris Wattie